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Find out why this Charlotte photographer took pictures of 2,700 rescue pets


Six years ago, Roberta Sá Griner asked her husband if they could foster George, a dog from a local animal shelter.

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Your guide to 27 family-friendly things to do in Charlotte


Once you’re a parent, days start early. Kids wake ready to explore and interact. After creating arts and crafts at home and visiting neighborhood parks run their course...

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What to expect when Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit opens on Friday


As a kid, Carrie Morey helped her mom, Callie White with the family catering business in Charleston. Morey served the handmade country ham biscuits to hundreds of customers.

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The ultimate tourist guide for Charlotte: Bookmark this for when the fam is in town


Charlotte’s been my home for several decades, and one thing I’ve never said is, “I’m bored.” There’s too much to do: New restaurants to try, live bands to see and festivals to visit.​

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Room and Board finally opening soon in NoDa’s former Revolution, Mellow Mushroom spot


Jamie Sprowles and Justin Sprowles have decided to pay homage to the history of the house on the corner of 36th and N. Davidson streets with the name of their new restaurant.

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5 things to know before The Batch House opens


When Cristina Rojas-Agurcia was pursuing her master’s degree in clinical mental health, she was also baking on the side. In 2017, it became apparent she needed a website, so her marketing-minded...

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Day Trip: Make Kings Mountain National Military Park your next destination


How many times have you driven south on Interstate 85, passed the road sign that reads “Kings Mountain National Military Park” and said, I’m stopping there next time?

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11 ideas for what to give the person who has everything


Gift giving doesn’t have to be about swapping ugly sweaters, plastic stuff and cash.

My siblings and I started giving our parents experience gifts several years ago. We knew they didn’t need stuff, and one more gift card to a chain restaurant would kill us.

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Feeling like Scrooge? 14 holiday events outside Charlotte to get you in the spirit


Are you more “bah humbug” than “Joy to the World” these days? Sometimes it takes a special event to get in a celebratory mood for the holidays. Visit one of these out-of-town places for a sparkly, joyful and magical experience (bet you’re feeling it already.)

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